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Former Local Radio Personality Dies of Heart Attack

November 7, 2004 - Updated at 7:07 CST on Nov. 8

 

A former Jonesboro radio personality and former onetime Craighead County Judge candidate has died.

46-year-old Mark Ford died Saturday night at St. Bernards Medical Center after suffering a heart attack.

Ford worked as a disc jockey and news director in the Jonesboro radio market for a number of years.  His well-known deep voice was a staple on stations KBTM, KFIN and KDXY.

Ford was also involved in politics. He at one time ran for County Judge and was very active in the Craighead County Republican party, having served for two years as the local party chairman.

Also known for his community-oriented work, Ford was also a member of the Northeast Arkansas District Fair Board.  He was also very involved with the Jonesboro Jaycees, and was a former president of the organization.

Funeral services are set for this morning at Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro, with burial services to follow in his hometown of Kennett, Missouri.

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